Aidy Bryant and Bowen Yang have already proved they have what it takes to be pop stars in their Cut for Time: Costco Meeting Sketch for Saturday Night Live. But will they make their official musical debut on SNL this weekend? In a new promo with this week’s host Jonathan Majors, Bryant and Yang jokingly announce that they’ll be performing songs from their “unreleased record” with Taylor Swift, the actual musical guest, chiming in that she’s performing as well, but only if there’s time after Bryant and Yang. They also play “Word at a Time” to reveal the message, “Hi I’m Jonathan Majors, and I’m hosting SNL this week with musical guest Taylor Swift.” The quartet cheer as they successfully nail the game in only seven takes, ending in Majors and Swift chest-bumping and Yang and Bryant rejoicing. This Saturday will mark Majors’s first time hosting SNL and Swift’s fifth appearance on the late-night sketch show.
Later on Friday night, while promoting the much-anticipated Red (Taylor’s Version) drop on The Tonight Show, Swift hinted — her favorite thing to do — at what songs she would play during SNL, and isn’t a song at all. “What if it was not two songs as much as it was one song that was the length of three songs?” To which Jimmy Fallon replied, “I know all too well what you mean.”
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